Showing posts from August, 2019

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome is a rare but painful podiatric condition. The tibial nerve is compressed as it moves through the tarsal tunnel. Though it is more common in athletes, any individual who stands for long periods of time or puts enormous stress on the tarsal tunnel area are vulnerable to this condition. Drs. Frank Killian and Sameep Chandrani provide treatment services at Mercer-Ocean Podiatry, PC. To learn more, contact their offices in Hamilton Township or Toms River, NJ.

To understand tarsal tunnel syndrome, you first need to understand what your tarsal tunnel is. There is a narrow gap on the inside of your ankle next to the bones. This is the tarsal tunnel. It is covered in an assortment of ligaments to protect the various working pieces. Your tibial nerve, the affected area, is included in these structures.

Anything that puts pressure on the posterior tibial nerve can cause tarsal tunnel syndrome. There are a few major risk factors. If you have flat feet, the outward-facing til…


Drs. Frank Killian and Sameep Chandrani of Mercer-Ocean Podiatry, PC offer treatment for Sesamoiditis. The sesamoids are two small pea-shaped bones located beneath the big toe joint, right in the ball of the foot. They act as a pulley for the tendons, assisting your big toe to move normally. Injuries to this area are often caused by physical activity that requires pressure on the ball of the foot. Learn more about prevention and treatment at our offices in Hamilton Township and Toms River, NJ.

The purpose of the sesamoids isn’t just to assist in movement. They also give you the leverage you need to walk or run. Your sesamoids absorb the weight placed on the ball of the foot during physical activity. Thus, the connection between them and sports. It is an injury due to overuse. Increased pressure in the sesamoids causes chronic inflammation. The pain comes and goes, depending on the level and physical aspects of any activity.

Symptoms of sesamoiditis include tenderness when applying direc…

Morton's Neuroma

Drs. Frank Killian and Sameep Chandrani of Mercer-Ocean Podiatry, PC, treat a variety of different foot conditions, including Morton’s Neuroma. A neuroma is a thickening of nerve tissue that can manifest in a few different places within the body. The Morton’s neuroma occurs in the ball of the foot between the third and fourth toes. It’s often caused by an irritation to the nerve. Learn more by reaching out to our offices in Hamilton Township and Toms River, NJ.

You’re at risk for a neuroma due to a variety of different factors. The biggest is your choice of footwear. Your NJ podiatrists suggest avoiding shoes with a tapered toe box or high heels. Any repetitive movement also leads to irritation. Wear proper footwear when engaging in running or court sports. Injury or trauma can put you at risk, along with certain foot deformities.

At first, your symptoms appear occasionally. You might experience pain when wearing narrow shoes or exercising. They will gradually worsen. Symptoms become co…

Cutting Your Toenails

It may seem basic, but toenail care is an important part of your foot health. Trimming improperly heightens your risk and leads to podiatric conditions. That’s why the staff at Mercer-Ocean Podiatry, PC have put together this helpful guide. Located at two convenient locations in Hamilton Township and Toms River, NJ, Drs. Frank Killian and Sameep Chandrani are feet doctors of the highest tier. This guide helps you through proper feet care. Contact us to learn more.

Proper toenail clipping is necessary to prevent foot issues like ingrown toenails. These nails grow inward, causing pain and possibly infection. Cutting correctly avoids this problem. Before you start, make sure your clippers are the appropriate size. Always clean them before and after with disinfectant.

-First, try to cut your nail straight across. Curved nails are thought to be aesthetically pleasing, but it is not recommended by your NJ podiatrists.
-Don’t cut each nail in one swoop. Make a series of smaller cuts to get the …